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Glittery First Day of School Frame

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Glittery First Day of School Frame
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Glittery First Day of School Frame

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Never miss a school picture of your child's first day with this cute glitter frame.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Bright Orange (DA228)
  • Cadmium Yellow (DAO10)
  • Citron Green (DA235)
  • Festive Green (DA230)
  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Melon (DA251)
  • Ocean Blue (DA270)
  • Raw Sienna (DAO93)
  • Salem Blue (DAO43)
  • True Red (DA129)

Craft Twinkles™

  • Galaxy Blue (DCT18)
  • Lime Green (DCT16)
  • Orange (DCT13)
  • Silver (DCT2)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • stylus or pencil
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • hot glue gun
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #6 flat brush
  • Sharpie® marker
  • #1 round brush
  • small oval (Woodsies)
  • oval laser cut frame (Michaels)
  • large one window frame (Michaels)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Here is what you will need.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a 3/4" Flat brush to base coat the large frame Cadmium Yellow. Rinse brush. Then use the #6 Flat brush and separately load with Ocean Blue for the laser frame and Mars Black for the Oval Woodsie shape. Rinse brush. Let completely dry.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Once completely dry,Use a pencil to trace and transfer pattern onto woodsie shape.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Then transfer words onto large frame.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Then use #6 Flat brush to add Galaxy Blue to the laser frame. Rinse brush.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use a #6 Flat brush and #1 Round brush to paint the woodsie shape with Ocean Blue. Rinse brush. Let completely dry.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Then use same brushes to apply Galaxy Blue over the 1st. Rinse brush.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use #1 Round brush to base coat the words separately on the frame Bright Orange, Citron Green, and Titanium White. Rinse brush.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Then use same brush to apply Craft Twinkles over matching colors using Orange, Lime Green, and Silver. Rinse brush.
    Step 8 Example
  10. My frame still needed something so I decided last minute to add another pattern. You can transfer yours all at once with Step 4.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Use #6 Flat brush and #1 Round brush to base coat separately paint the apple and books using: Titanium White, True Red, Festive Green, Salem Blue, Melon, Raw Sienna and then mix (2)parts Titanium White to (1) part Mars Black. Use that mix with #1 Round to make suggestive page lines.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Use a #1 Round brush with Titanium White to add a highlight to the apple. Rinse brush.
  13. Then use a sharpie to outline the words "day, of, school."
    Step 12 Example
  14. I then decided to outline the word "1st" using the #1 Round brush and then add a border line with Titanium White. Rinse brush.
    Step 13 Example
  15. Once everything is completely dry use glue gun to attach laser frame and woodsie shape where you would like.
    Step 14 Example


Best is let dry laying flat so paint won't drip down.

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